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Chocolate Preacher Cake

May 27, 2015
Chocolate Preacher Cake

If the month of May had a theme, it would be travel. I clocked a lot of time in the airport, and just unpacked my suitcase after almost a month of being gone. It was wonderful – I traveled for both business and pleasure, but I am so glad to be home. I’m thrilled...

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Cavegrrl
Wine Wednesday: A Simple Duo of Rosés

May 27, 2015
Wine Wednesday: A Simple Duo of Rosés

Recently, two of Italy’s leading wineries released their first rosé wines—Mezzacorona from Trento, and Sicily’s Stemmari—each reflecting native varietals and terroir, and Andy and I were fortunate enough to sample them. Andy made this paleo dinner to pair with them: Ground pork burgers with an aioli dressing in a red cabbage shell. The meat...

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BriarPatch grew sales 11 percent last year, mails $199K in dividends

BriarPatch grew sales 11 percent last year, mails $199K in dividends

Dividend vouchers totaling $199,000 were mailed to owners of BriarPatch Co-op Community Market of Grass Valley in mid-May. “Co-ops have a unique dividend system in which the Board of Directors, after consideration of the previous year’s finances and anticipated future needs, may approve giving money back to owners,” said General Manager Chris Maher. “This system allows...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Lemon-doodles

May 26, 2015
Skinny Lemon-doodles

Soft & chewy snickerdoodle cookies with a fun lemon twist! They’re light on calories but big on flavor—and the perfect treat for any lemon lover!     Because graduation celebrations never finish right as the ceremony ends—even if you turn hoarse from cheering for your younger brother for earning the highest number of A+...

Finding Our Way Now
Chocolate Tasting Board: #Recipe

There are times I just can’t figure out what to serve after a meal. I want to do something that will give my guests a choice, but how to do that is a conundrum at times. Then I had a brainstorm. Why not a variation on a cheese board using chocolate. A chocolate tasting...

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Things to do in Grass Valley

Things to do in Grass Valley

“VISIT CALIFORNIA” HAS A celebrity spokesman—actor Rob Lowe, who shares his love for the great outdoors, and the dining, arts and culture scene. As it turns out, Grass Valley has its own informal group of celebrity tourism ambassadors—the famous people who perform at The Center of the Arts and had a great visit. Besides performing,...

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Restaurant Trokay in Truckee: A four-star dining experience

Restaurant Trokay in Truckee: A four-star dining experience

FOUR YEARS AGO, JOHN AND NYNA Weatherson moved to Truckee from the East Coast, where John had graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY; worked as a station chef at a three-star Michelin restaurant in Manhattan; and honed his skills under renowned chefs such as Daniel Boulud. Nyna...

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Dining out in Nevada City

Dining out in Nevada City

NEVADA CITY RESTAURANTS have been pioneers of farm-to-fork cooking before it became fashionable. We consider Peter Selaya of New Moon Cafe the dean of real food cooking in the foothills. Peter’s passion for cooking came from his dad, a longtime chef at well-known Bay Area restaurants. Peter’s creativity and flair with cooking has been an...

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Sierra Foothills’ craft breweries draw locals and taproom tourists

Sierra Foothills’ craft breweries draw locals and taproom tourists

DESPITE THE “ZOMBIE economy” in 2011, three craft breweries launched within months of each other: Berryessa Brewing Co. in Winters, Loomis Basin Brewing Co. and ol’ Republic Brewery in Nevada City. Now they are experiencing major growth spurts, epitomizing the boom in craft beer. OL’ REPUBLIC BREWERY is nearly doubling its space for the second time...

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Farmers Markets flourishing in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

Farmers Markets flourishing in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

OUR AREA OFFERS AN ABUNDANCE OF fresh, local produce from dozens of small farms around Nevada City, Grass Valley, Auburn, Loomis and Newcastle. Truckee is served by some in Plumas County, such as Sierra Valley Farms, as well as ones in the foothills. The fresh, local fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry and eggs are sold...

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